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are a result of gun violence. so let's talk. joining me tonight for this conversation, tio hardiman. and harold pollack joins us as well. welcome, gentlemen. first to you mr. pollack. what is the problem? is it guns, gang, both? what is it? >> i think that everything you mentioned is a problem. but i think that the immediate problem is getting a better handle on illegal guns. many of the murders that take place involve 18-year-old kids dealing with each other, having normal 18-year-old conflicts. and then you introduce a gun to that. and someone ends up dead. i think that helping kids deal with those conflicts more productively but also doing everything we can to deal with those illegal guns is critical to bringing the homicide rate down. >> this is exactly what cease-fire deals with, especially the gang issue. and you know from experience, you know this well. before i talk to you, do you remember back in 2009 in the summer, this was right after 2008 when it was high. you and i went and walked around all these really terrible neighborhoods. at one point, someone pulled a gun on us. you remember
democratic congressman, harold ford jr. >> mr. professor. >> good morning. >> professor. >> and we have former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. >> financier. >> rattner is here. i like -- and we have to go back to that. it's the truth. >> it is! >> money is money. >> in washington, msnbc and "time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> we saw him on the streets of d.c. yesterday, and he was very cagey. >> the mean streets of d.c. >> yes. he was so cagey. >> he was. >> yes. yes. >> you can't ever ask those guys what they're doing, wherever they are. where you going? with who? a meeting. >> auditioning for a gang is what i'm doing. >> right. >> yes, exactly. lots of luck with that one. >> should we get to the news? >> fantastic. boy, there's some stories here, unbelievable. >> in the least. >> you talk about libya. i tell you what, you've got assad about to cross that red line. he's going to see russia leaving quick. i think you'll see even troops going in there if he starts using chemical weapons against his own people. about to cross the line. e
're talking about kids killing kids in the projects. with me, tio hardiman and harold pollack. you heard the man. what do you think? >> i certainly think that we need to have a sense of urgency. i think the part of mr. kass' comment that i agreed with was this is a really serious problem. i listened to your earlier problem on a fiscal cliff which is really an artificial crisis created by dysfunction in washington. and i'm thinking, i wish we had the same urgency in washington about bringing resources to places like chicago to help deal with these problems we see in some other areas that are no more important. i do think listening to your report, it's important to know that there's lots of things we can do. with two local nonprofit partners, we did a randomized trial in 16 schools in chicago of an intervention that helped kids basically with their social and emotional skills. and we found a really strong reduction in violent arrests among the kids that participated in that intervention. there's a lot of good ideas for dealing with guns. i think you can listen to these reports and get a se
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